INDONESIA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP SEALS SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT FROM ENJOY JAKARTA AND INDONESIA PORT CORPORATION
Jakarta, February 19: Enjoy Jakarta will title sponsor next month’s Indonesia PGA Championship for the second year in row, with Indonesia Port Corporation partnering for the first time in presenting role. Two-time Major winner John Daly from the United States has also confirmed his participation in the event - to be played from March 27 to 30 at Damai Indah Golf – Bumi Serpong Damai. Adding to the spectacle is the fact that the US$1 million Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship presented by Indonesia Port Corporation, will be jointly sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organization and will be the opening tournament of the season for both Tours.
A stellar line up of players from both Tours is expected to enter the tournament which was won last year by Korean Choi Ho-sung. In the inaugural edition of the event in 2011 Australian Andre Stolz beat Indonesian number one Rory Hie by one shot. Enjoy Jakarta, the government’s tourism portal, are an enthusiastic and generous supporter of golf in Indonesia and are delighted to be continuing their backing of the country’s richest golf tournament. “With comprehensive regional television coverage, a world class field and an outstanding venue Enjoy Jakarta’s partnership with the Indonesia PGA Championship reaps huge reward,” said His Excellency, Governor of DKI Jakarta, Ir. Joko Widodo.
INDONESIA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAKE MAIDEN APPEARANCE AT DAMAI INDAH GOLF – BUMI SERPONG DAMAI
Jakarta, December 18: The Indonesia PGA Championship will be played at the Damai Indah Golf – Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) course for the first time next year as part of an exciting early season swing on OneAsia.
Modest Yokoo enjoys surprise Jakarta lead
JAKARTA, March 30 - Japan's Kaname Yokoo birdied the last for a five-under-par 67 on Saturday to burst away from a crowded leaderboard after three rounds of the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship.
The 40-year-old Yokoo, who has won five times on the Japan Tour, is 15 under for the tournament -- a stroke ahead of six others around the rolling 7,198-metre (6,581-yard) Arnold Palmer-designed Emeralda Golf Club course.
The tournament is sanctioned by both OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation, bringing together one of the most powerful Asia-Pacific fields ever assembled. Earnings count towards both money lists, and a win at Emeralda gives the champion status on both tours.
Yokoo, who plays without a glove despite the sweltering conditions, has been something of a golfing globetrotter in his 18-year career, having also spent time on the U.S. PGA Tour where his best finish was joint second at the 2002 Phoenix Open. He also enjoyed a brief spell in the limelight in 2005 when he lost a playoff at the Dunlop Phoenix Open on the Japan Tour to Tiger Woods.
Choi reigns in Jakarta after storm delay
JAKARTA, March 31 - Korean Choi Ho-sung survived a dramatic three-hour storm delay on the final hole and drained an eight-foot birdie putt for a fourth-round 67 and a two-stroke victory in the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship on Sunday.
Choi finished the U.S. $1 million tournament at tournament at 19 under, holding off a late challenge by Filipino Juvic Pagunsan (66), overnight leader Kaname Yokoo (70) of Japan and Korean youngster Song Young-han (68).
"I can't believe it," a beaming Choi said after sinking his final putt and as lightning jagged through the gloom around the Arnold Palmer-designed Emeralda Golf Club course.
"I thought we would might not be able to finish. I really didn't want to have to do it all over again tomorrow."
This tournament, and the season-opening Thailand Open a fortnight ago, were co-sanctioned by both OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation, bringing together one of the most powerful Asia-Pacific fields ever assembled. Earnings count towards both money lists, and a win at either gives the champion status on both tours.
Song gets his kicks on route 66
JAKARTA, March 29 - Unheralded Korean Song Young-han kept his cool in sweltering heat with a six-under-par 66 on Friday to grab the lead after two rounds of the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship. Song, 22, had a share of the overnight lead after an opening round 65, but moved to 13 under with a one stroke advantage over Japan's Yoshinori Fujimoto (66), Toshinori Muto (65) and Australian Aaron Townsend, who posted a brilliant 63.